Here we are, January 2, 2015, and my crochet mood blanket 2014 sits waiting for the last few rows to be finished. I will most definitely finish it, hopefully in the next week. For now I wanted to post what I do have.
Ah, so lovely. I love it. It tells the story of the whole year, the good and the bad.
I had originally decided to do one square per day, but after about a week I realized that it would turn out smaller than I wanted. I absolutely love big blankets, so why not do two squares a day, I thought. Perhaps this was a bit too ambitious, because I ended up getting behind in April, only to leave on field camp for six weeks on May and June. It took the rest of the summer before I was caught up, just before grad school started up again, and I immediately fell behind. Ha.
So the master plan was this. Two squares a day for 365 days plus 14 extra filler squares done in all white to make the blanket an even rectangle – a total of 744 squares. Specific colors were not designated for specific moods, but were chosen each day to best match the mood. So many of the colors represent more than one mood and one mood may not always be represented by the same color. In the end, this is what the colors generally stand for:
Dark red = love, brave, courage, empowered
bright red = anger, frustration, embarrassed
coral = stressed, nervous, busy
Light peach = hopeful, nervous, guilty
bright peach = fun, joy, hope
Bright pink = excited, fun
Dark orange = cozy, busy, unfocused
Bright yellow = very happy, fun
light yellow= happy, content, neutral
light green = relieved, relaxed, cheery, calm, adventurous
green = productive, accomplished
Turquoise = relaxed, guilty, relieved
bright blue = inspired, creative, wishful
dark blue = sad, empathy
light purple = tired
purple/magenta = happy, glad
dark purple = grumpy
light gray = bored, meh
dark gray = upset, negative
brown = adventurous, unsure
I had been kind of looking forward to being finished and not taking on another 365 day project. But now that it’s [almost] finished, it’s kind of sad. Many of the folks on Instagram are continuing on to a mood blanket 2015. I don’t believe I’ll do another mood blanket, but I did come across a neat idea for a crochet the sky blanket 2015 – crochet a row per day in the color of the sky.